is there any way...

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I can use my 4 port router connect it to a wireless accespoint at one port
and connect it to a hub or switch and get my cabled network safe for brake
ins from people driving by for open accespoints... (if people are determent
can they hack the best wireless security?)

My guess is go by wire for secure processes! Or???


Re: is there any way...


whatever wrote:
> I can use my 4 port router connect it to a wireless accespoint at one
> port and connect it to a hub or switch and get my cabled network safe
> for brake ins from people driving by for open accespoints... (if
> people are determent can they hack the best wireless security?)
>
> My guess is go by wire for secure processes! Or???

There are many different ways to do it.. A bit more detail will be needed..




Re: is there any way...



> I can use my 4 port router connect it to a wireless accespoint at one port
> and connect it to a hub or switch and get my cabled network safe for brake
> ins from people driving by for open accespoints... (if people are
determent
> can they hack the best wireless security?)
>
> My guess is go by wire for secure processes! Or???

Sure, an AP connected to your router and a client or AP in bridge at the hub
would work.

As for security, there is no such thing as "perfect security".   I think a
read an analogy once that if WPA increased security by a mile, then WEP
128-bit (well, actually 104 bit) increased security by only a couple feet.
WEP 128-bit can be cracked by brute force after collecting a couple million
packets (about half an hour of streaming video).  Don't know what would be
needed WPA /w Radius, but substantially more I suppose.

Way I see it, if someone was REALLY determined to get into my WLAN (they'd
be bored to tears after doing so though), they'd come in through the router
off the public side anyway.  I'm using WPA (Radius) for the air, but perhaps
the "best security" for my air is that I'm using 802.11a (5 Ghz) for WLAN
traffic.  Due to 802.11a's limited range (as compared to 802.11g/b's), a
potential "intruder" would basically have to be sitting on my porch with a
laptop.   I'm not losing any sleep...

Cheers!
-ES





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